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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised January 3, 2014

WASHINGTON CO. KY
Formed 1792 from Nelson
Anderson formed 1827 from Franklin, Mercer, Washington
Marion formed 1834 from Washington
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1810 Washington Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed

1820 Washington Co. KY Census
Pg.87  Benj. Dunken      100010  -  10110
            (MAD: Benjamin Duncan mar. Elizabeth B. Ray 12/31/1818; Benjamin Duncan mar. Silvia Elliston 4/30/1824)

1830-1840 Washington Co. KY Census
      No Duncan indexed
 

1850 Washington Co. KY Census (pg.173b from David Sengel 10/2005)
September 13, 1850
Pg.173b, #617-617, G.C. ALFRED (m) 43 KY (blank occupation) $7500
                  Martha 41 KY
                  John R. DUNCAN 21 KY (blank)
                  Mathew T. DUNCAN 29 KY (blank)
                  (MAD: M.T. Duncan & John R. Duncan in 1860 Mercer Co. KY census; Mathew T/F. Duncan in 1880 Anderson Co. KY census)
Pg.186, #796-796, Lawsen DUNCAN 28 KY farmer $440
                  Elizabeth C. 25 KY
                  Mary A. 4, Margaret E. 2 KY
                  (MAD: Lawson Duncan mar. Elizabeth S.A. Harvey 1/10/1845; Losson Duncan b. 3/1/1823, d. 7/14/1892, and wife bur. Rockbridge Cemetery; from pg.81, "Washington Co. KY Cemeteries" Vol.1 by Sanders, from Mary Sutton and Lucille Mehrkam 1985)
Pg.196, #909-909, Peter B. DUNCAN 29 KY (blank occupation) $2350
                  Susan M. 21 KY
                  Ann E. 14, Josiah B. 8 KY
                  James W. 6, Mary C. 4 KY
                  (MAD: Peter B. Duncan mar. Susan Mary Beam 3/1/1849)
 

1860 Washington Co. KY Census (and from Mary Sutton 7/1985)
Willisburg
Pg.61, #384, P.B. DUNCAN (m) 41 KY farmer $900-$250
                  Susan M. 39 KY
                  J.B. (m) 19 KY
                  Mary C. 9, David 8 KY
                  Julia H. (m) 6, Martha 5 KY
                  Fany P. (f) 2 KY
                  (MAD: Peter B. Duncan, in 1870 Union Co. KY census)
Pg.76, #486-2, Lawson DUNCAN 38 KY farmer $1400-$150
                  Sarah E. 35 KY
                  Polly Ann 15, Margaret E. 13 KY
                  Wm. H. 10, Martha J. 7, John D. 3 KY
Mackville
Pg.149, #398, W.H. DUNCAN (m) 36 KY farmer $4500-$4350
                  Mary E. 30 KY
                  Allis 13, Thomas 11, Nancy J. 9 KY
                  James C. 7, George D. 5 KY
                  Charles D. 3, Wm. H. 4/12 KY
                  Margaret DAVIDSON 31 KY
                  (MAD: William Duncan mar. Mary E. Davison 5/25/1846; 1850 Marion Co. KY census; Alice Duncan mar. Clem Funk 11/15/1865, bondsman W.H. Duncan; W.H. Duncan b. 8/30/1823, d. 5/22/1871, and wife & fam. bur. Pleasant Grove Cemetery, from pg.110, "Washington Co. KY Cemeteries" Vol.1 by Sanders, from Mary Sutton and Lucille Mehrkam 1985)
 

1870 Washington Co. KY Census (pg.400 also from Kathy Cawley 2/2002)
North Precinct
Pg.363, #405-405, YATES, William 66 KY (white) farmer $5000-$1000
                  Eliza 50 KY keeping house
                  Sarah 35 KY at home
                  Alexander 21 KY farm laborer
                  Harvey 11 KY farm laborer
                  Grant (m) 5 KY
                  Lawrence 13 KY farm laborer
                  Bell (f) 10 KY at home
                  Mary 9, Solomon (m) 7 KY
                  DUNCAN, James 39 KY (white) farm laborer (indexed age 29)
                  HRITAHEREON?, Jno. 21 KY (white) farm laborer
Springfield Precinct
Pg.400, #177-177, CLARKSTON, Elizabeth 48 KY keeps house $8200-$2100
                  Thomas 24 KY farmer
                  Hannah 22 KY
                  Willie (m) 15 KY at home
                  Loyd (m) 9 KY
                  DUNCAN, Hester (f) 30 KY BLACK cook
                  Laura 14 KY BLACK house servant
                  Mary 8, Eliza 5, John 2 KY BLACK
                  HAMILTON, Robert 16? KY MULATTO farm laborer
Pg.408, #265-265, DUNCAN, Henry 46 KY (white) farmer $2000??-$2050
                  (dark, blotted area on page)
                  Mary 40 KY house keeping
                  Thomas 21 KY farmer $0-$400
                  Nancy 19, James 17 KY at home
                  Davy (m) 15 KY at home
                  Willie (m) 11 KY at school
                  Nellie 9, Mallisa? (f) 6 KY
                  Eddie (m) 3 KY
                  Susie 10/12 KY b.Feby. (as given)
                  FUNK, Clem (m) 30 KY (white) farmer $3200-$800
                  Alice 28 KY keeping house
                  Mary 3, William 1 KY
                  (MAD: W.H. Duncan 36 KY in 1860 census)
Willisburg Precinct
Pg.429, #73-73, DUNCAN, Lawson 50 KY (white) farmer $1000-$3000
                  Sarah 48 KY keeping house
                  William 20, Martha 16 KY at home
                  John 12 KY at home
Pg.442, #244-244, DUNCAN, Joseph 40 KY (white) distiller $0-$200
                  Emma 39 KY keeping house
                  (no children)
 

VITAL AND MARRIAGE RECORDS

Washington Co. KY Vital Records (216,842 item 3)
      Pg.6, George D. Duncan, male, born Apr. 1, 1855 in Marion Co. to W.H. Duncan and Mary E. Davison.
      (MAD: did not look for others)
 

Washington Co. KY Register Index 1792-1915, male and female (FHL film 241,382 item 1; SLC 9/10/2013)
      James Davis, 1-23
      James Davis, 1-108
      No Rutherford book 1

Washington Co. KY Register, v.1, 1792-1827 (FHL film 241,382 item 2; SLC 9/10/2013 and 12/9/2013)
      Pg.23: Oct. 22, 1798. James Davis to Susan Rutherford; Dudley Rutherford & Caty Rutherford.
      Pg.108: Sept. 23, 1811. James Davis to Jane Coleman (no other info)

Washington Co. KY Marriages 1792-1800, loose records, by year (FHL film 1,534,172; SLC 9/10/2013)
      Davis to The Governor, W.Bond, 22 Octo. 1798 (reverse)
      Know all men by these presents that we, James Davis and Nathan Davis, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency the Governor of Kentucky in the sum of Fifty pounds current money to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs &c jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 22d day of October 1798. The condituon of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound James Davis and Susan Rutherford for which a license has issued, now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force. /s/ James Davis, Nathan Davis. Witness: Mosses Rice.?
      This is to sertify that I the intitled farther and the mother of Seusan Dunkin do give our consent to the marriage of the said Seusan and James Davis. This giveing from under our hands this the third of October 98. Dudley Rutherford and Catey Rutherford. James Polard?. Teste. Ezekiel Hickerson, Dudly Rutherford. (MAD: small piece of paper probably contained within the folded bond.)
      (MAD: See Green Co. KY Court of Quarter Sessions File in 1800)
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Washington Co. KY Will, Estate, Inventory, etc. Books (index 1792-1969 on FHL film 551,264)
      No Duncan inventory etc. to 1873; no Flint to 1876 (index)
            (MAD: was looking for information about Alexander Duncan who mar. Susan R. Flynt 7/5/1826; see also Nelson Co. KY and Boone Co. MO)
      Will Book A, 1792-1808 - no Duncan, Flint (FHL film 241,410)
      Will Book B, 1809-1816 - no Duncan, Flint
      Will Book C, 1816-1824 - no index
 

LAND RECORDS

Washington Co. KY Deed Index, 1792-1860 (FHL negative film 241,389; SLC 9/12/1987 and 5/3/2013)
      No Flint to Book S, 1853, grantee or grantor
      D-158: 1812, Christopher Graham & wife to William Graham, wit. Jane Duncan
      D-423: 1812, Christopher Graham & wife to Daniel Cheatham, wit. Jane Duncan
      E-442: 1817, William Wright, comissioner, to Grundy heirs
      H-53: 1822, John Pope et al incl. Thomas Duncan, to McElroy
      H-54: 1822, similar
      H-263: 1822, William Myres & wife, Thomas Duncan & wife, et al, to Abraham McElroy
      H-477: Duncan, Charles from Woods, John's heirs, Power/Atty
      I-360: Duncan, Ellis from Crutchfield, William, deed
      O-394: Dungan, Richard T. from McDonald, Daniel & others, deed
      P-273: Duncan, Peter to Ray, James W., deed
      R-243: Duncan, Peter B. from Green, James, mtg
      R-336: Dungan, Richard from Smith, James & others, deed
      S-36: Duncan, Peter B. to Moore, Walter B., deed
      S-51: Duncan, William H. to Wheatley, James M., deed
      S-70: Duncan, Peter B. from Ray, James W., deed
      S-136: Duncan, Lawson & others to Hendrix, Erasmus, deed
      S-234: (not S-233) Duncan, Peter B. to Moore, Jetson, mtg
      S-266: Dungan, Richard from Anderson, W.D. & wf Lavinia, deed
      S-267: Dungan, Richard J. from Smith, Stephen, deed
      S-280: Duncan, Peter B. from Blain, Robert, mtg
      T-47: Duncan, William & others to Young, John, deed
      T-97: Duncan, Peter from Moore, W.B. & others, release
      T-261: Dungan, Richard J. from Smith, Samuel & others, deed
      T-283: Duncan, Lawson to Lynch, Meredith, deed
      T-345: Dungan, Peter B. from Beam, David's heirs, deed
      U-139: Duncan, Peter B. & others to Nantz, William G., deed
      V-321: Duncan, W.H. from Reed, Nelson, deed
 

Washington Co. KY Deeds (SLC 5/3/2013)
   Deed books, v.C-F, 1803-1820 (FHL film 551,250)
      D-158/159: 9 June 1812, Christopher Graham and Isabella his wife of Nelson Co. KY to William Graham of afsd, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land in Washington Co. KY in the forks of Chaplins fork and Beech fork, containing 200 acres more or less, ... on Daniel Cheatham's corner and line, the original line of said Christopher's 1660 (1060?) acre survey, warrant title. /s/ Christ. Graham, Isabella Graham. Wit. Jane Duncan, Nancy Graham, Robert M. Graham. Ack. by Christ. Graham, recorded 17 Sept. 1812.
      D-423/424: 9 June 1812, Christopher Graham and Isabella his wife of Nelson Co. KY to Daniel Cheatham of Washington Co. KY, for $300 paid, sell parcel of land in Washington Co. KY on the Beech fork, containing 105 acres more or less, beg. at William Lents corner ... on south bank of Beech fork, ... then up the same on the north bank of the Beach fork, then ... east side of the Beech fork, then ...to the beginning, warrant title. /s/ Christ. Graham, Isabella Graham. Wit. William Graham, Jane Duncan, Nancy Graham, Robert M. Graham. Ack. by Christopher Graham, recorded 8 Aug. 1814.
      E-442/443: 11 Sept. 1817, William Wright of Washington Co. KY, Commissioner appointed by Washington Circuit Court Aug. term 1817 to convey on behalf of Catharine Myers and William Myers her husband, Nancy Duncan and Thomas Duncan her husband, William Grundy, George Grundy, Jane Grundy, Mahala Cambron and Zephiniah Cambron her husband, adult heirs and Esther Grundy infant heirs of John Grundy decd, Susan Fenwick and Henry Fenwick her husband heirs of Thomas Yates decd, Mary, William, Frances, Margaret, Tracy, Edward, Henry and John Yates heirs of John Yates decd, and Stephen Yates, to James Austin, 104 acres one rood and 36 poles as described in a survey made by John Pirtle and filed in a suit in Chancery lately depending in the Washington Circuit Court wherein James Austin was complainant and the above named heirs and Stephen Yates were defendants, and James Austin of the county & state afsd of the other part; that said William Wright Commissioner in consideration of the authority vested in him and for 5 shillings current money paid by said James Austin, sell to said James Austin a tract of land in county afsd containing 104 acres 1 rood and 13 poles more or less, beginning ... in Harbinson's line, corner to Harbert, corner to Riney and said Harbert, then with Reney's line ... corner of the Chapel lands, then ... Wright's line, and the said heirs will warrant title. /s/ William Wright. Wit. Stephen C. Brown, John Hughes Jr. Ordered to be recorded.

   Deed books, v.G-K, 1820-1831 (FHL film 551,251)
      H-53/54: (blank) Jan. 1822, John Pope and Frances his wife, William Myers and Carolin his wife, George Grundy and Jane Grundy of Washington Co. and Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife of Nelson Co. and William Grundy and Zephaniah Cambrain and Mahala his wife of Union Co., all State of KY, to James P. McElroy of Washington Co. and Abraham McElroy of Christian Co., that the said John Pope and Francis his wife, William Myers and Caroline his wife, George Grundy and Jane Grundy, Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife, William Grundy and Zephaniah Cambrain and Mahala his wife for $250 worth of horses to them paid, they have sold to said James P. McElroy and Abraham McElroy a parcel of land in Washington Co. on Popes Creek a branch of the Roling Fork and being a part of several surveys patented in the name of William Heath, Adam Shepheard and Joseph Smith, that is to say, all that part of said surveys included in a 250 acre survey in the name of Samuel McElroy and bounded beg. ... on the SE side of said creek, and the said John Pope and Frances his wife, William Myers and Carolin his wife, George Grundy and Jane Grundy, Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife, William Grundy and Zepheniah Cambrain and Mahala his wife warrant title. /s/ John Pope, Frances Pope, William Myers, Caroline Myers, Thomas Duncan, Nancy Duncan, Zepheniah Cambron, Mahala Cambron, George Grundy, Jane Grundy, by William Grundy their attorney in fact, and William Grundy. William Grundy ack. deed for himself and as attorney 8 Jan. 1822, and on 19 Jan. 1822 was ack. by John Pope and Frances his wife. Recorded 12 Sept. 1822.
      H-54/56: (blank) Jan. 1822, John Pope and Frances his wife, William Myers and Caroline his wife, George Grundy and Jane Grundy of Washington Co. and Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife of Nelson Co. and William Grundy and Zephaniah Cambron and Mahala his wife of Union Co., all State of KY, to James P. McElroy of Washington Co. and Abraham McElroy of Christian Co., that the said John Pope and Francis his wife, William Myers and Caroline his wife, George Grundy and Jane Grundy, Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife, William Grundy and Zephaniah Cambrain and Mahala his wife for $304 worth of horses to them paid, they have sold to said James P. McElroy and Abraham McElroy two tracts of land in Washington Co. on Popes Creek and the waters of Cany Creek, both branches of the Roling Fork and being a part of several surveys patented in the name of William Heath, Adam Shepheard and Joseph Smith, one containing 286 acres beg. on the second line called for in Samuel McElroy's old survey, corner to Clemmons, McElroy's old line, and one containing 50 acres beg. ... with Samuel McElroy's old line, corner to Washbourn, to them the said James P. McElroy and Abraham McElroy and their heirs forever, and the said John Pope and Frances his wife, George Grundy and Jane Grundy, Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife, William Grundy and Zepheniah Cambron and Mahala his wife warrant title against the claim of said John Pope and wife, William Myers and wife, George Grundy, Jane Grundy, Thomas Duncan and wife and their heirs and from the claim of all persons claiming under them but not against the claim of any other person except to refund the money without interest. /s/ John Pope, Frances Pope, William Myers, Caroline Myers, Thomas Duncan, Nancy Duncan, Zepheniah Cambron, Mahala Cambron, George Grundy, Jane Grundy, by William Grundy their attorney in fact, and William Grundy. William Grundy ack. deed for himself and as attorney 8 Jan. 1822, and on 19 Jan. 1822 was ack. by John Pope and Frances his wife. Recorded 12 Sept. 1822.
      H-263/265: 27 May 1822, William Myres & Caroline his wife formerly Caroline Grundy, Thomas Duncan and Nancy his wife formerly Nancy Grundy of Washington Co., George Grundy, Jane Grundy, Zephaniah Cambron and Mahala his wife formerly Mahala (blank), heirs of John Grundy decd, all of State of KY, to Abraham McElroy of Christian Co. KY, for $5 per acre for all the land contained within the boundary ... being 224-1/2 acres paid to their decd. ancestor in his lifetime by Samuel Grundy, convey to Samuel Grundy a certain parcel of land in Washington Co. ... being the same plantation upon which said John Grundy formerly lived, being part of the land which the said John Grundy in his lifetime sold to said Samuel Grundy and by him sold to said Abraham McElroy, bounded ... corner to Wm. Shacks 5 acres, ... Samuel Grundy's part, ... warrant title. /s/ William Myres, Carolin Myres, Thomas Duncan, Nancy Duncan, George Grundy, Jane Grundy, Zephaniah Cambron, Mahala Cambron, William Grundy for himself and as attorney for each of the above. William Grundy ack. deed 29 May 1822.
      H-477/478: 25 April 1824, that John Woods late of Franklin Co. TN and formerly of Madison Co. KY having died leaving the following persons his children and heirs: Marian Woods who mar. Charles Duncan, Susannah Milum formerly Susannah Woods wife of Jarvis? Milum, James Woods, Sarah Woods who mar. Wm. Evans (the said Sarah having died leaving 3 children, viz, Minerva, Jane and Wallace E. Evans), Rebeckah Hazlerig formerly Rebeckah Woods, wife of William Hazlerig, the said Rebeckah having also died leaving five children, viz, Elizabeth, Dillard, Abigal, John and Mary Anne Hazlerig, and the said John Woods the ancestor previous to his death had claims to about 1000 acres of land in Washington Co. KY on the waters of Salt River which descended to his said heirs, the said John Woods having left his lands lying in Washington Co. KY undevised; NOW Charles Duncan and Marian the wife of said Charles, Jarvis? Milum? and Susannah his wife, James Wood, William Evans and William Hazlerig appoint said Charles Duncan our attorney to sell all their interest to any lands in KY in Washington Co. derived to them by said James Wood decd and make title, but not with warranty to defend the title ... and is further authorized to sell the interest which the children of the said Evans and Hazlerig have to said lands and make title whenever they arrive at age of 21 years ... /s/ Charles Duncan, Marian Duncan, Jarvis Milam, Susannah Milam, James Wood. Wit. Saml. Demsay?, Saml. Berry. 28? April 1824, Franklin Co. TN, appeared Charles Duncan and Marian his wife, Jarvis Milam and Susannah his wife, James Woods and Wm. Evans and ack. letter of attorney. Recorded Washington Co. KY 29 May 1824.
      I-360/361: 10 Dec. 1825, Henry O. Middleton of VA on his own part and as attorney for William Crutchfield of said state, to Ellis Duncan of KY, for $100 paid, sell parcel of land in Washington Co. KY in the fork of Chaplin fork and the Beech fork where the two creeks meet, running up both sides for quantity, entered by a military warrant in the name of John Crutchfield on 29 April 1780 and pattented in the name of John Crutchfield for 50 acres of land, for which land Henry O. Middleton and William Crutchfield are the only and legal representatives, warrant title. /s/ Henry O. Middleton for himself and as attorney in fact for William Cruchfield. Wit. Green Duncan, William Mason, William Young. Proven by oaths of Green Duncan and William Mason, and recorded 27 March 1826. (FHL film 241,393, SLC 9/12/1987 and 3/3/1999, and FHL film 551,252, SLC 5/3/2013) (MAD: See Nelson Co. KY)

   Deed books, v.O-R, 1840-1851 (FHL film 551,253)
      P-273/274: 13 Aug. 1841, Peter B. Duncan and Mary W. Duncan his wife of Nelson Co. KY to Jas. W. Ray of Washington Co. KY, for $830 paid, sell two lots of land in Washington Co. KY on the Beech fork, lands formerly owned by Joseph Ray decd. and designated in the division of sd J. Ray's land as Lots No.8 & 10, Lot No.8 beg. at a corner to Lot No.7, then on a line of the mill tract, ... Sally Coutsinger's line, ... two bushes on the highway, ... containing 41 acres. Lot No.10 beg. at ... corner to Mathew? (now Pile), then with his line ... corner of the dower, then ... corner to Lot No.9, ... on the bank of the Beech fork, then up the fork with its meanders ... Pile's line, containing 58 acres, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Peter B. Duncan, Mary W. Duncan. They ack. deed 18 Aug. 1841, recorded 6 March 1844.
      R-243: I am indebted to Peter B. Duncan for $42.84 due on 25 Dec. 1850, and desire to secure said Duncan ... with its interest from 25 Dec. 1849, sell to said Duncan farm animals and side saddle and new rifle, but if I pay the money with interest on or before 25 Dec. 1850, this mortgage is void. 10 Jan. 1850, /s/ James Green. Ack. by James Green, recorded 10 Jan. 1850.

   Deed books, v.S-V, 1851-1860 (FHL film 551,254)
      S-36/38: 27 Sept. 1851, Peter B. Duncan and Susan M. his wife to Walter B. Moore, all of Washington Co. KY, for $4,000 paid, sell parcel of land in county & state afsd on the Beech Fork of Salt River, beg. at stone near the head of the Mill Race, ... containing by survey 223 acres 2 roods and 11 poles, warrant title to said land and premises with the fixtures thereto appertaining. /s/ Peter B. Duncan, Susan M. Duncan. Ack. 27 Sept. 1851.
      S-51/52: 23 June 1848, William H. Duncan of Nelson Co. KY to James M. Wheatley of Washington Co. KY, for $200 paid, sell 3 half-acre lots in town of Fredrickstown in Washington Co., on SE side of Main Street between Middle ? and High Street at the foot of the hill and known by Numbers 4, 5 and 6, being the same now in the possession of said Wheatley, with all appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ William H. Duncan. Wit. Geo. S. Connor, James Green Jr. Proven 19 Aug. 1851 by oath of George S. Connor, and on 20 Sept. 1851 by oath of James Green. Recorded 14 Oct. 1851.
      S-70/71: 25 March 1848, James W. Ray of Washington Co. KY to Peter B. Duncan of afsd, for $3,595 paid, sell parcel of land on the Beech fork of Salt River in Washington Co. KY, being the same on which the said Peter B. Duncan now resides, containing by survey 223 acres 2 roods and 11 poles, beg. at a stone near the head of the Mill Race, ... corner to B. Pile, south side of the Little Beech, then meandering the Beech ... leaving the same ... Big Beech fork, then meandering the same, ... to the beginning, with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, warrant title. /s/ Jas. W. Ray, Elizabeth Ray. Wit. Wm. D. Riggs, Thos. W. Nanty. Proved by oath of William D. Riggs on 25 April 1848 and on 4 Sept. 1848 in like manner ack. by Elizabeth Ray. Recorded 6 Nov. 1851.
      S-135: 24 Nov. 1851, Erasmus Hendrix & wife Nancy and Lawson Duncan & wife Sarah E. and John C. Foster and wife Mary C., to Obediah Cheatham, land known as the widows dower part of lands of Lewis Harvey, decd., her thirds being about 125 acres. (FHL film 241,396; SLC 9/12/1987)
      S-136/137: 12 Jan. 1852, Lawson Duncan and Sarah E. Duncan his wife and John C. Foster and Mary C. Foster his wife to Erasmus Hendrix, all of Washington Co. KY, sell parcel of land in Washington Co. KY adj. said Hendrix land on the SW and Obediah Cheatham's on the SE and James Mays on the NW and supposed to be 20 acres more or less, for $32, sell all our undivided interest to said piece of land, with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Lawson (X) Duncan, John C. Foster, Sarah E. (X) Duncan, Mary C. (X) Foster. They ack. deed 12 Jan. 1852. (FHL film 241,396, SLC 9/12/1987; and FHL film 551,254, SLC 5/3/2013)
      S-234: Whereas Jetson Moore, W.B. Moore and Alfred Benham have this day entered as my securities to Dr. Sam B. Mingfield as Admr. of David Beam decd. for $900 in a note payable 12 months after date, now to secure them, I mortgage one Negro woman named Milly 23 years and her child Mary Ellen aged about 5 years, also one Negro man named John aged about 50 years, now if I pay off said note at its maturity, this instrument is to be void. 15 April 1851. /s/ Peter B. Duncan. Wit. Jesse Moore, Thomas Reed. Ack. 19 April 1852, recorded 28 April 1852.
      S-280: Mortgage, 8 Aug. 1852, Robert Blain of Washington Co. KY owes Peter B. Duncan of afsd a note payable to John S. Gregory and assigned to him [Peter B. Duncan] for $74 dated Dec. 1851 and due Dec. 1852, and one other note for $8 payable to said Gregory and assigned to said Duncan due Dec. 1851, to secure payment to Peter B. Duncan, mortgage to him 3 bedsteads & bedding, [and household furniture] together with all the remainder of my household & kitchen furniture, also 14 head of hogs, being all of the hogs I now own. /s/ Robert (X) Blain. Ack. 5 Aug. 1852. Satisfied Sept. 5, 1853, Peter B. Duncan.
      T-47/49: 25 Oct. 1852, William Duncan and Mary Jane his wife and Peter Duncan and Julia Ann his wife, heirs of Henry Stampff who married Margaret Young daughter of Andrew Young decd. of Johnson Co. MO, to John Young of Washington Co. KY, for $150 paid, sell parcel of land with all the appurtenances in Washington Co. on Louse Run waters of the Beech fork, beg. at a stone corner to Lot No.3 in the division made among the heirs of Andrew Young by decree of Washington Circuit Court in case of said Young's heirs against Stumpff's heirs, ... containing 27-1/2 acres for which a deed of partition has been made to the said Duncans and wives, and all their interest, warrant title. /s/ William Duncan, Mary Jane Duncan, Peter Duncan, Julia Ann Duncan. They appeared 25 Oct. 1852 before of William Deshager and Watson W. Kain, J.P., Johnson Co. MO. Certification by James McCown, Clerk of Johnson Co. MO County Court, 29 Oct. 1852. Recorded 5 Aug. 1853 in Washington Co. KY.
      T-97/98: That Peter B. Duncan executed to Jetson Moore, W.B. Moore and Alfred Benham a mortgage on three negro slaves on 15 April 1851 as securities for Duncan in a note to Samuel B. Mourfield, Admr. of David Beam decd, and said Duncan having paid off the mortgage, we release whatever claim we may have on said slaves afsd by reason of said mortgage, 16 Sept. 1853. /s/ W.B. Moore, Alfred (X) Benham, Jetson Moore by W.B. Moore. Ack. 16 Sept. 1853 and recorded.
      T-283/284: 11 Feb. 1854, Lawson Duncan and Sarah his wife to Meredith Lynch, all of Washington Co. KY, for $30 paid, sell parcel of land in county & state afsd on the East side of old Frankfort Road, beg. at a sugar tree on sd Lynches line, then to John C. Fosters line, with his line to the Frankfort Road and then with the meanders of the road to the beginning, containing about 10 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ Lawson Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan. Ack. by Lawson Duncan and Elizabeth Duncan his wife before John B. Stan, Clk, Washington Co., 11 Feb. 1854. [MAD: plainly written "Sarah" in the body of the deed but "Elizabeth" in the signature and acknowledgement]
      T-345/348: 14 March 1854, Joseph B. Beam, Jacob L. Beam, David Beam, Marth Beam, Nancy Beam, Isaac Beam, John Beam, George Beam, William Beam and Emily Beam and Matilda Marshal and her husband George Marshall, heirs of David Beam decd, by John Dyer, Commissioner of the Washington Circuit Court, to Peter B. Dungan. That whereas in a suit in Equity pending in the Washington Circuit wherein said Peter B. Dungan is plaintiff and said heirs of said David Beam are defendants, and proceedings being had on the petition of the plaintiff which was filed 30 March 1853, and a decree rendered thereon at the September term 1853 in which it was ordered and decreed that the defendants, the heirs of David Beam decd, do before 12th day of this term convey to Plaintiff the legal title to the land in the bond and platt of survey ..., now for $2500, the parties of first part by the commissioner have sold and released to said Peter B. Dungan a parcel of land with appurtenances in Washington Co. KY described in the title bond executed by said David Beam to said Peter Dungan dated 16 Jan. 1852 ... bounded in a survey by Thomas S. Grundy dated Sept. 25, 1852, ... corner to Lydun, then with his line ... stake in the by road, then ... Petes line, ... Gregory's line, to the beginning, containing by survey 100 acres ..., warrant title. /s/ 14 March 1854. /s/ Joseph B. Beam, Jacob L. Beam, David Beam, Marth Beam, Nancy Beam, Isaac Beam, John Beam, George Beam, William Beam, Emily Beam, Matilda Marshall, George Marshall, by John Dyer, Commissioner. Produced in court and ack. 15 March by said commissioner, /s/ 14 April 1854, C.C. Kelly. Recorded 14 April 1854, /s/ 15 April 1854, John B. Stam?, C.W.C. by Thomas B. Harden, D.C. (FHL film 551,254; SLC 9/9/2013)
      U-139/140: This deed made by Peter B. Duncan and Susan Mary his wife to William G. Nantz both in his own and as sole devisee of Thomas W. Nantz, all of Washington Co. KY, that said Duncan in compliance with his bond given to said Thomas W. and Wm. G. Nantz for a conveyance of the land and for $28 per acre therefore $2,000 of which is paid, the balance of $800 for which Duncan hold the said William G. Nantz note of this date, and for which a lien is reserved, do hereby sell to said William G. Nantz both in his own right and as sole devisee of Thomas W. Nantz, a parcel of land in county & state afsd on the road from Springfield to Bloomfield, corner to Lydan and with his line to ... Piles line, Gragory's line, Lydan's line, containing 100 acres with all appurtenances, warrant title. It is understood there is now pending a Suit in Equity in Washington Circuit Court in the name of said Duncan against the heirs and exors of David Beam to obtain from them a title to the herein conveyed land by which suit the heirs and executor is given until 1st day next term of said Court to convey said land, now this deed is to have the same effect upon the said Duncan and is to convey his title and his wife's "wright" to the same ... 3 Oct. 1853. /s/ Peter B. Duncan, Susan Mary Duncan. Ack. 3 Oct. 1853, recorded 1 Jan. 1856.
      V-321: Nelson Reed and W.H. Duncan of Washington Co. KY bought at the same time from Joshua B. Hopkins the tract of land known as the Tom Hughes place on the Little Beech fork in Washington Co. KY, now the part of said place bought by said Duncan is so situated that he cannot get from it to Springfield the County Seat without passing through the part bought by said Reed, and when said purchase was made it was agreed between the undersigned and said Duncan that he should have the right of passway ... Now I hereby grant to said Duncan the right away to pass through that part bought by me the way the road now runs and is used from the land bought by him to the ford of the Beech fork at the Mouth of McCord's branch, and I also give him the use of the right away from said ford to the Turnpike road at the Bridge and he is to assist in keeping the same in repair. /s/ Nelson Reed. Ack. 31 Dec. 1858 by Nelson Reed, recorded 3 Jan. 1859.
 

Washington Co KY Deed Book H, pg.477, transcript (from David D. Sengel to Kathy D. Cawley 9/2007)
      Deed Book H-477: Know all men by these presents that whereas John Woods late of Franklin County in the State of Tennessee and formerly of Madison County in the State of Kentucky having departed this life leaving the following persons his children and heirs to wit: Marian Woods who intermarried with Charles Duncan, Susannah Milum formerly Susannah Woods wife of Jarvis Milum, James Woods, Sarah Woods who intermarried with William Evans (the said Sarah having died leaving three children viz: Minerva, Jane, and Wallace E. Evans), Rebeckah Hazelrig formerly Rebeckah Woods wife of William Hazelrig (the said Rebeckah having also died leaving five children viz: Elizabeth Dillard, Abigail, John, and Mary Anne Hazelrig) and whereas the said John Woods the ancestor of and previous to his death had claims to about thousand acres of land lying in Washington County in the State of Kentucky on the waters of Salt River which descended to his said heirs, the said John Woods having left his land lying in Washington County in Kentucky undevised. Now know all men by these presents that we Charles Duncan and Marian the wife of said Charles, Jarvis Milum and Susannah his wife, James Woods, William Evans, and William Hazelrig for and in consideration of the confidence which we have in the said Charles Duncan have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do make constitute and appoint the said Charles Duncan our true and lawful attorney for the following purpose that is to say the said Charles Duncan is authorized for himself and his wife, Jarvis Milum and Susannah his wife, and James Woods to sell and dispose of all their interest which they have to any lands in the State of Kentucky in Washington County devised to them as the representatives of said James (DDS: mistaken - means John) Woods deceased and to make titles in fee simple to the purchaser or purchasers there of, but not with general warranty but only to defend against the claims of ourselves and all persons claiming under us and the said William Evans and William Hazelrig also authorize the said Charles Duncan to sell and dispose of their interest which the children of the said Evans and Hazelrig have in said lands and to give an obligation binding the said Evans and Hazelrig and their heirs to cause to be made a title in fee simple to their interest and the interest of their children in said lands whenever arrive at the age of twentyone years ? that is they authorize the said Charles Duncan to sign an obligation by which said Evans and Hazelrig shall undertake for their children that each child will convey his interest to the purchaser but not with general warranty and in the event that our said attorney can not sell and dispose of said lands we then authorize him to lease the farm to bring suits for the recovery there of or to do anything else for our use and benefit in relation to said lands that we ourselves could do if we were physically present. And whereas the said lands were located by James Kincaid who is entitled to one fourth part thereof as locator and we authorize our said attorney to settle with said locator and make partition with him so as to allot said locators interest in severally and we further authorize our said attorney to appoint an agent under him and to confer on said attorney all or any part of the powers hereby vested in himself. Witness our hands and seals this 25th day of April 1824.
      /s/ Charles Duncan, Seal; Marian Duncan, Seal; Jarvis Milum, Seal; Susannah Milum, Seal; James Woods, Seal
      Atteste: Samuel Handley, Samuel Berry.
      State of Tennessee Franklin County. This day personally appeared Charles Duncan?? ..
      State of Tennessee ... Edmund Russell ??
      Kentucky, Washington County?.., I John Hughes?? ... Examined & Delivered, 29th day of May, 1824
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Bullitt Co. KY Deed (SLC 10/4/2011)
      M-459/461: 11 Sept. 1852, Scarlette B. Duncan, Jeanette L. Duncan, William H. Duncan, Jepthah Duncan, Margaret B. Duncan, Charles Duncan and Milly his wife of Nelson Co. KY, and Lloyd Clarkson and Elizabeth Ana his wife of Washington Co. KY, and Thomas Duncan of Nelson Co. KY, to Armistead H. Churchill, Alexander P. Churchill, Eliza Ann McKinney and Lucy Slaughter, devisees of Henry Churchill decd, that some years ago the said Thomas Duncan sold to said Henry Churchill the 1/10 part of a tract of land in Bullitt Co. on waters of Knob Creek and Salt River containing by patent 986 acres and also 1/8 part of 150 acres of said land, being the part owned by Hugh Burkley decd which 150 acres had been devised by said Hugh to his sister Catharine during her natural life, being the same tract owned and occupied by Scarlett Burkley at the time of his death, for the conveyance of which said Thomas Duncan executed to Henry Churchill his bond, which land Thomas Duncan claimed in right of his wife, and whereas also Jonathan D. Burkley also sold to said Henry Churchill his interest in the tract of 986 acres and executed his bond to Churchill to convey it but has died without doing it, whereby his interest devolved to his heirs of whom Nancy Duncan the wife of the said Thomas Duncan was one and the said Nancy Duncan has also departed this life, whereby her interest has descended to the parties of the first part before named had only children excepted? the said Thomas Duncan, Lloyd Clarkson and Charles Duncan, and all of the parties of the first part wishing to ratify and confirm the sales made by said Thomas Duncan and Jonathan D. Burkley for $1 sell to said A.H. Churchill, A.P. Churchill, Eliza Ann McKinney and Lucy Slaughter the afsd tract of land sold by said Thomas Duncan, and so much of the land afsd as was sold by Jonathan D. Burkley to said Henry Churchill; Thomas Duncan will warrant title of that part sold by him but the other grantors are in no way to be responsible for any defect? of title, they only intending to convey such title as has been vested in them by the death of the said Nancy Duncan and Jonathan D. Burkley. /s/ Thomas Duncan Jr., Scarlett B. Duncan, Jepthah Duncan, Margaret Duncan, Milly Dawson (wife of), Charles Dawson, Jennette L. Duncan, Loyd Clarkson, (and wife) Elizabeth A. Clarkson, Wm. H. Duncan. 6 April 1853, W.H. Duncan appeared before R.H. Rountree, Clerk of Marion Co. KY Court. 7 April 1853, Margaret Duncan and Loyd Clarkson and Elizabeth A. Clarkson his wife appeared before John B. Starn? Clerk of Washington Co. KY Court. 9 April 1853, Thomas Duncan, Scarlett B. Duncan, Jepthat Duncan, Jennette L. Duncan, Charles Dawson and his wife Milly Dawson appeared before J. Darrius Elliott, Clerk of Nelson Co. KY Court. Recorded 12 April 1853, Bullitt Co. KY. (FHL film 482,663; indexed as M-439; SLC 10/4/2011)
 

Nelson Co. KY Deed (FHL film 483,137)
      26-210: 20 March 1848, Peter B. Duncan of Washington Co. KY to Thomas H. Miles of Nelson Co. KY, $1, my interest to land purchased of Josiah Marshall, being part of the land mortgaged by Josiah Marshall to E.B. Miles in his lifetime. Wit. E.H. McKay, Haden E. Stone. No wife.
 

HISTORIES before 1923

1885 "History of McDonough County, Illinois : together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens; and History of Illinois ..." pub. by Continental Historical Co. (FHL book 977.342 H2h and film 1,000,503 item 2)
      Pg.683: Emmett Township: Abraham B. Stickle ... He was married August 10, 1853, to Sarah Duncan, a native of Kentucky and daughter of William and Catharine Duncan, who were early settlers in this county. William Duncan died in 1859; his widow is now living with her children. Mrs. Stickle died February 7, 1857. January 1, 1860, Mr. Stickle was again married to Sarah Metcalf ...
      Pg.1033: Walnut Grove Township: Elisha Fargusson was born in Adair Co. KY, January 29, 1814, and is a son of Stephen and Nancy Fargusson. There Elisha was reared until he reached the age of 19 years, when he removed to Illinois, locating in Morgan county, where he farmed for two years, being a resident of that county during the winter of the deep snow. ... In the fall of 1832, he came to McDonough county, settling at Wolf Grove, in Macomb township. Mr. Fargusson was married in McDonough county, April 11, 1861, to Isabel Duncan, a daughter of William and Catherine Duncan, who came from the state of Kentucky to this county in 1842. Her father died in 1860, but her mother is still living, and makes her home with her daughter, Isabel. .... (MAD: William Duncan mar. Catherine Purdy 10/28/1832 Washington Co. KY; 1840 Marion Co. KY census; see McDonough Co. IL deeds, wife Catherine Amanda)
 

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